Kentucky newspapers encouraged to apply for Press Freedom Accountability Project

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in collaboration with the News Leaders Association (NLA), launched the U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project in light of the unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States. The initiative will support reporting on press freedom violations and accountability.

The U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project, funded by CPJ, is providing grants between $2,000 and $5,000 for newsrooms reporting on threats to journalists in the U.S., with a priority to pieces that can be published in one to three months. CPJ and NLA seek applications from newsrooms across the country. News organizations can apply, or freelancers with a publication on board willing to publish their work.

Rolling deadline, applications for the next batch of grants are due May 21, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. A panel of experts organized by NLA and CPJ will review applications.

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